While not a direct copy of any particular sword, the Viking sword design was inspired by historical examples from the early 9th Century, most notably finds from the area around Trondheim, Norway, where the circular indentation hilt decoration was popular. The scabbards are provided with suspension points and a period chape, giving the sheathed sword a very attractive appearance. The construction of the Viking sword differs from other swords in the Tinker series inasmuch as they are tang-riveted (peened) in period fashion at the pommel, primarily to satisfy Viking re-enactment requirements, and the blunt blade design is very much directed towards re-enactment rather than sparring. However, as with the other swords in the series, replacement blades are available (OH2419, OH2420) and Tinker is offering a blade-replacement and re-peening service for users unable to undertake the task themselves. Again, the handling characteristics of the two swords are virtually identical. CAS has commissioned Michael Tinker Pearce to design a line of swords that will satisfy both the sparring and cutting needs of Western Martial Arts practitioners. Matching sharp and blunt versions of each sword in the series offer the same outstanding handling characteristics in both disciplines. The swords meet Tinkers exacting quality requirements and are built in much the same way as his custom pieces.
Made by Hanwei.
- 5160 Marquenched Spring Steel
- Edge Hardness: 50-53 Hrc
- Handle Material: Leather covered wood
- Functional Sword
- Tinker Approved
- Overall Length: 37.375 Inches
- Handle Length: 6.5 Inches
- Blade Length: 30.725 Inches
- Weight: 2 lbs. 12 oz.
- Point of Balance: 4.75 Inches
- Point of Percussion: 20.25 Inches
- Width at Guard: 2.1875 Inches
- Width at Tip: 1.5 Inches
- Thickness at Guard: 0.2 Inch
- Thickness at Tip: 0.085 Inch